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Designs by Sonja J

A Delicate Balance

This piece started with the coiled wire links, which I made using 18 gauge wire for the base, 22 for the coil. I thought they looked almost...
Components: Sterling Silver Round wire in 18, 20, 22, and 26 Gauge; Sterling Silver JumpRings; two types of Sterling Silver Chain; Sterling Silver Floral 3-1 Link; Thai Hill Tribe Silver Spiral Charms and Beaded Stick Charms; Bali Sterling Bead Caps; Sterling Headpins; Rose de France (Pink) Amethyst Briolette, Coin Beads, and Oval Bead; Medium Amethyst Small Rounds, Briolette, and Faceted Oval Bead; Blue Topaz Tiny Briolette; Larimar Briolette and Round; Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rondelles; Self Representing Artist Lampworked Bead from eBay seller blueskyday2013; Jill MacKay Square Toggle Clasp

Silver Dream

A piece I made for a repeat customer-she asked for a bracelet using silver, black, and white, and with a vintage feel, and this is what I came up...
Components: Sterling Silver wire in 18 Gauge, Sterling Silver Eyepins, JumpRings, and Chain, Bali Sterling Silver Focal Bead, Bali Sterling Silver Bead Caps, Sterling Silver spacer beads, Creamy Seed Pearls, Black Spinel Rondelles, Swarovski Crystals in Jet, Faceted Rock Crystal (Quartz) Rounds, Rainbow Moonstone Smooth Rounds, Sterling Silver Lobster Clasp, Sterling Silver 3-1 Links


I was sorting through my stock, organizing and throwing away trash and wrappings, when I got the idea for this piece. The left side started out as...
Components: Solid Sterling Silver Wire in 18, 20, and 26 Gauge; Various types of Solid Sterling Silver Chain; SAKI Sterling Silver Toggle; Solid Sterling Silver Eyepins and JumpRings; Tiny Garnet Rounds; Small faceted Garnet Rounds; Bali Sterling Spacers; Swarovski Crystal Pearls in Burgundy; Vintage MoonGlow Glass Button

Bollywood Hearts

This piece started with my Polymer Clay Heart I posted here the other day. I decided to go bright and colorful to match the array of shattered...
Components: Solid Copper wire in 12 Gauge, Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire in 18, 20, and 24 Gauge, Solid Copper Headpins, Eyepins, and JumpRings, Ant.Copper Textured Chain, Pink/Purple Sari Silk, Aztec Gold PearlEX, Turquoise Polymer Clay, Lisa Kavelka Texture Stamp, Vintaj Natural Brass Heart Lock Charm, Alexandrite Ovals, Color-Enhanced Tourmaline Faceted Rounds, Toho/Miyuki Turquoise Colored SeedBeads, Toho/Miyuki Blackberry Colored Seedbeads, handmade Polymer Pendant featured earlier, Swaroski Bicones in Light Rose

Bluebird of Happiness

This is the piece that corresponds to my Pick of the same name, and uses my little polymer birdie. =^__^=

I handforged the circles using 12...
Components: Blue/Teal Sari Silk, SAKI Bronze Cones, Rough faceted Aquamarine Nuggets, Amazonite Rounds, Toho or Miyuki Seedbeeds in Blackberry, Swarovski Crystals, 12 Gauge Copper Wire, 16, 20, and 24 Gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire, Vintaj Artisan Copper Blank, Acorn Bead Caps, and Teensy Leaf Charm, Solid Copper Oval Chain, Vintaj Patina, Blue Chalcedony Lightly Faceted Briolette, Handmade (by me)Polymer Birdie

Polymer Pendants

Three polymer pendants I made, all using Pearl colored Kato Polyclay and with 3 coats of Gloss Glaze on front and 1-2 on back. The birdie is...
Components: Kato Polyclay, PearlEx, Sculpey brand Gloss Finish Glaze, Lisa Pavelka Tye-Dye colored Craft foil


This piece corresponds with my Pick of the same name. Wow, this piece took a lot of work! I handmade the links and connector piece using Vintaj...
Components: Amazonite Rounds, Aventurine Shard Beads, Green/Blue Faceted Crystal Pendant, Swarovski Crystals from the Seabreeze Mix, Vintaj Artisan Copper Leaf Charm and Parawire in 16 and 24 Gauge, Lots of Solid Copper mother-and-child chain, Solid Copper UFO beads, Solid Copper Etched BeadCaps, Solid Copper oval JumpRings, Headpins and Eyepins, Artisan Lampwork beads

Two Hearts Clasp

I had the idea for this one right as I was falling asleep last night, so I sketched it on my Sketchbook program on the iPad super sloppily and went...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire- Round-16 and 20 Gauge

Practice Clasps

Working on making some handmade clasps. I'm going to try making these a few more times, but I think they turned out interesting enough to share....
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire

Embossed and Dapped

My first things made using my new Vintaj BigKick! I ran the Artisan Copper blanks through to create the key pattern on one, and the heart shaped...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Parawire Square 21 Gauge; Faceted Carnelian Teardrops; Swarovski Bicones in Dark Topaz; Solid Copper Mother-and-Son Chain; Vintaj Artisan Copper Blanks; Solid Copper Oval JumpRings


This piece is named after the Celtic goddess of earth, and features both brass and copper from Vintaj, as well as ceramic organic shaped beads and...
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass: JumpRings, Parawire; Round Leather Cord in Medium Brown; Solid Copper Mother-and-Son (also called Long-and-Short) Chain; Mother of Pearl Rounds; Yellow Turquoise Stone Puffed Coins; Ceramic Organic Shaped beads and Moon; Carved Stone Celtic Knots ( I believe these are Jasper, not 100% sure, since I got them almost two years ago and forgot to label them properly)

Azure Gardens

I've had the focal, a glass lampwork bead I got at a Gem Show, for almost a year now, afraid to use it because it was rather costly and I was...
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass: Chain in two types, Nouveau Swirl Toggle set, Heapins, Fold-Over Crimp Ends, Filigree Flower, Verdigris Patina, Marble Patina, Filigree Bead Caps, Vintaj Parawire in 16 Gauge Round and 21 Gauge Twisted; Swarovski Crystals in Varying Shades: Pacific Opal and Seabreeze Mix Bicones, Crystal AB and plain Crystal flat backs; Glass Lampwork Focal; Genuine Larimar Small Round; Michael's Epoxy Clay; Blue-Green-Purple PearlEx; Genuine Aquamarine Rounds; Genuine Dumortierete Rounds; Leather Lace in Turquoise and White; Dark Blue Freshwater Pearls

Violet Beach

First note: I know this is displayed on a necklace stand, but it's a veeeery small one-this is a bracelet! =^___^=

The focal is a piece of...
Components: Everything listed above: all the metal is solid Sterling, except the Hill Tribe beads, which are Fine Silver. This bracelet looks big in the photos, but it fits my 5.5 inch wrist a bit loosely, and measures about 7.5-8 inches long total.


This is my first wrap bracelet, and it could also double as a necklace! I handmade the links/chain by wrapping 18 gauge Vintaj Artisan Copper...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Square Parawire-18 Gauge and Round-24 Gauge; Vintaj Artisan Copper Flourish Link; Solid Copper-End Cones, Headpins; Angelite Diamond/Square-shaped Bead; Leather Lace in Turquoise; Swarovski Crystals in 2 Sizes- Seabreeze Mix, Metallic Blue, Pacific Opal; Hemp Cord in Three Shades of Blue

Tranquil Spirals

My first pair of earrings using handforged Earwires! The wire used is Vintaj Artisan Copper Square Parawire, and it was coiled into spiral...
Components: Vintaj Artisan Copper Square Parawire, Hemimorphite Flat Ovals, Copper Headpins, Turquoise Colored Waxed Linen Cord, Copper Headpins, Air Blue Opal Swarovski Crystals

Blue Fairy

A piece I made for my other close friend, this was also my first time using the Metallic color line of Vintaj Patina- I used the Bronze one to make...
Components: Blue Quartz Briolette; Vintaj Natural Brass Etched Chain, JumpRings, Headpins, and Parawire; Pewter Fairy Pendant coated with Vintaj Bronze Patina; Poetic Spirit Viscose "Silk" Ribbon; Genuine Sapphire Faceted Rounds, and Swarovski Crystals.

"Owl" Always Be Your Friend

This piece, which contains many elements from my Pick of the same name, was created for my best friend, who loves owls. I did a lot of...
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass: Headpins, Eyepins, JumpRings (etched and regular, ) Diamond Trellis Filigree, Perching Owl Pendant, Foliage Bead Caps, Fine Oval Chain, Small Flat Cable Chain, Peanut Cable Chain, Hook, 21 MM Hammered Ring, Twisted Square Vintaj Parawire in 21 gauge, Peridot Briolettes and Rounds, Serpentine Rounds, Swarovski Crystals ( from a mix, unsure of color...maybe Peridot?)

Antiqued Amethyst

This is the piece I mentioned in my pick of the same title. I didn't have the toggle yet, so I made my own clasp using a large charm from Vintaj...
Components: All Vintaj Natural Brass findings, charms, and chain, Amethyst of varying sizes and shapes, Swarovski and Czech crystals.

For Nancy

These were created for Nancy, though I was slow in finishing them due to issues with my hip ( it still hasn't recovered from surgery in April) and...
Components: Provided by Nancy. I know some Sterling, the chips looked like Blue Goldstone, and I know the crystal was Montana Blue or similar. =^__^=

Wintry Enchantment

Another Christmas gift piece, for one of my fiancé's aunts who loves fairies. The pendant is Vintage Sterling Silver. I wanted to create a feeling...
Components: Sterling Silver Chain, Headpins, JumpRings, and Toggle, Vintage Sterling Silver Fairy Charm, Tiny Cream Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Briolette Beads and Drops in Plain Crystal and Crystal Aurora Borealis finishes.

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